Growing Interdisciplinarity: An Overview of the Evolution of the Field of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Research

T. Miremadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 1-25

  Here we present an overview of the theoretical evolution of the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) research and its implications on the progressive evolution from a single discipline of Neo-classical economics to an interdisciplinary research field with critical and reflective ...  Read More

Public Management
Exploring the Evolution of the Empowerment Construct in Iran with an Interdisciplinary Approach

A. Shirin; L. Forozandeh; H. Danaeefard; A. Khaefelahi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 27-56

  The empowerment construct, which means “to empower” and “to enable”, has been discussed as an interdisciplinary construct at multiple times and in different fields. At the beginning of transformation, in the fields of religion and sociology the construct referred to power sharing. ...  Read More

Lifestyle; The Neglected Element of Islamic Architecture

S.M. Fazelian; S.R. Eqbali

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 57-80

  Islamic architecture is considered as an important and significant historical tradition. For Iranians, this tradition is more than historical and is mentioned as a part of the identity of architecture in Islamic Iran. Many theories have tried to explain Islamic architecture but could only determine a ...  Read More

Studies in Recognition of the Ecological Aspect of Iranian Religious Beliefs

E Lashgari Tafreshi; A. Valigholizadeh

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 81-102

  One of the most important topics have been studied in Cultural geography field, is investigating the relationship between environment conditions and its effects on culture and how their mutual influence on each other. In this regard, some cultural elements are raised by natural geography condition and ...  Read More

Political Sciences
Developmental State; Prerequisite for Realization of Good Governance

M. Ghaffari; A. Igder

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 103-124

  Considering widespread implication of development projects, it seems that development is the only solution for elimination of problems such as poverty, starvation, insecurity and eventually justice. Developmental state and good governance theory are two major development theories which formulate the ...  Read More

Sociology of Body and its Implications in Human Rights

A. Gorgi; A. Moghadas; J. Gorgi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 125-153

  The purpose of this article is to study the Turner's works in the field of sociology of body and its relationship with human rights. Although the study of citizenship has been an important development in contemporary sociology, the nature of rights has been largely ignored. Only in the 1990s the works ...  Read More

The Impact of Macroeconomic Indicates on Social Responsibility of Companies

H. Shafiei; A. Khodamipour; M. Dastgir

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 155-173

  In recent years, the social and environmental responsibility of businesses and the influencing variables were considered by environmental activists and different groups using financial reports of the businesses. Social responsibility of companies is of “business ethics”, which deals with ...  Read More